Rockland County to get state funding for GIS water resource study

Rockland County to get state funding for GIS water resource study

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Rockland County is soon going to receive a $25,000 state grant for a US Geological Survey study of the county’s water resources. Senator Thomas Morahan has secured the funding, which will allow the county’s Department of environmental Health, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the county’s water supplier, United Water New York, to participate in a comprehensive analysis of Rockland’s water resources to support resource management and development decisions.

The drought of 2001-2002 stand testimony to the precarious state of Rockland’s water resources. It’s been far too long since a comprehensive water study has been done here and it is critical that the county’s water supply be reevaluated for its present and future needs.